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Our Top 5 Walking Shorts

Here's our selection of the Top 5 Walking Shorts at the moment.
As with most outdoor kit, walking shorts have more than their fare share of technical phrases and acronyms - one to watch for here is DWR - or Durable Water Repellency - which is a waterproofing treatment sprayed onto the outer layer of the fabric.  As the full name suggests, it's not waterproof in itself, but does reduce the amount of water going through the fabric.
If you'd like any help with what to look for in a pair of walking trousers, then click here for our guide.
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.

Regatta Women's Xert Stretch II Capri Walking Trousers

Ok, so they may be too long to be shorts... but they are too short to be trousers...  The Xert Stretch II are in the capri-style and are lightweight & weather-resistant engineered with an ergonomic fit for the most mobility.

This is because they are made using Regatta's own ISOFLEX material, which features a DWR finish with a quick dry aspect.  Comfort-wise, they have a part elasticated waist with webbing belt and drawcords at the leg hems.  Front and rear zipped pockets mean there's also somewhere you can put stuff too...

£85 - Buy Now

Berghaus Navigator 2.0 Shorts

One of the few models and styles which are available in Women's and Men's versions, the Navigator 2.0 shorts are designed to be idea for hill-walking.  Featuring a light, soft fabric which is kinder to the environment because it uses a PFC-free DWR.  Need pockets?  No problem - you can keep small items safe in a zipped security pocket and pack even more in with a zipped back pocket and a zipped patch pocket.

Women's version - £50 - Buy Now

Men's version - £50 - Buy Now
Weird Fish Rayburn Organic Cotton Flat Front Shorts

Designed to be travelled in, the Royal Robbins Everyday Traveller Shorts feature a mix of spandex to make for a more comfortable and stretchy fit.  There's a soft interior waist band feels great against the skin and wicks moisture away, helping keep you dry.

Pockets?  If you want pockets, then you are in luck, as there's a zip-up side utility pocket, purpose-made for mobile phones and well as two rear pockets (one a drop, one with a zip), thigh zip-up pocket - also with drop-in hand pockets and added accessory pocket.

And with them being from California's Royal Robbins, they are made from quick drying fabric with integrated 50+ UPF protection.

£35 - Buy Now

Regatta Shoreway II Cargo Shorts

A new addition to the Regatta range, these Shoreway II Cargo Shorts are made from the company's naturally breathhable COOLWEAVE cotton, and are supposed to have a softer, broken-in feel.  The are desiged to fit slightly below the waist - which might not be to every man's taste, but we're assured that fashion these days...

If the classic Parchment colour doesn't grab you, there's 4 others, including a rather bold red...

Was £50 now reduced to £14.95 - Buy Now

Weird Fish Mens Rayburn Organic Cotton Flat Front Shorts

Not specifically walking shorts, but we've included these Rayburn ones from Weird Fish as they are incredibly comfortable and feel very nice on.

They are made from 100% organic cotton, which uses 88% less water than regular cotton and 62% less energy to produce.  The Elastane for stretch helps the fit and hand & back pockets provide a range of storage options.

£35 - Buy Now
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